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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 04/05/22 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jeff92804 wrote:

Where would I put "AS IS" in the sale so no implied warranty? thanks


Just download this generic California Bill of Sale this is what I have used. As Is on page 2

Calif generic bill of sale

* This post was edited 04/05/22 10:51am by IAMICHABOD *


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jeff92804 wrote:

I think I found my smog answer: What happens if my vehicle passes the Smog Check?
If your vehicle passes, the station will provide you a vehicle inspection report showing your vehicle’s results and will electronically send the smog certificate to DMV. The smog certificate is valid for 90 days.

90 days from now would get me to my renewal date even if sale falls through.

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Am I under any obligation to make sure that buyers have gotten insurance before driving RV away? I plan to file release of liability before handing over keys.

Get a release of liability from the DMV site.. Fill it out. Send it in. You can also do it all online, in seconds. You will then NOT be responsible for anything from that point on.
Do NOT remove your plates (as someone has suggested), unless you have vanity plates yo want to use on another vehicle.
Do not worry about the smog in June. That will not be your responsibility.
Good luck with the sale.

Where would I put "AS IS" in the sale so no implied warranty? thanks


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I recently sold my DP MH on RV Trader. You need to make sure that you immediately, by computer, fill out a release of liability form on the DMV website. You possibly will have to do a smog test before reregistering it. I just found out that diesel propelled vehicles now have to have a smog test upon sale. I have no idea where that is done at. If I were you, I would go to DMV with the new owner to ensure immediate xfer. If not, that release of liability is very important. hope it helps
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Why not just call the DMV? I would think that they, more than anybody, would have all the information you need, am I not correct?


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Why not just call the DMV? I would think that they, more than anybody, would have all the information you need, am I not correct?


Just for fun, try calling DMV see what you get

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Why not just call the DMV? I would think that they, more than anybody, would have all the information you need, am I not correct?
They do have the information, online. But the phone is not the way to get it.

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"Just for fun, try calling DMV see what you get" Well said dude, NV DMV is just like Kalifornia DMV and this is reasons folks ask their questions on RV forums. Cheers

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Sign over your title and the other required paperwork. Take your tags and don’t worry or care what the new owners do. You don’t have any liability once you do that.


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fyrflie wrote:

A side note for any vehicle transfer in California.
The license plates on your registered vehicle are yours. Take them off of the vehicle and physically surrender them to the DMV. This forces the new owner to register the vehicle in their own name and in a timely matter. Simply submitting the title transfer online does not fully remove you from liability of the vehicle.
If you don’t take this step, the new owners can then operate the vehicle under your plates that are attached to your name. Toll evasion is the one issue that comes to mind but a crime committed can also wreak havoc for you.

This information was told to me by an employee at the DMV.

From the DMV website
Does the NRL (notice of transfer and release of liability) remove my name from the vehicle record?
No. Only the buyer’s application for transfer, using the endorsed title received from you, can remove your name from the vehicle record.



Per dmv.ca.gov:

Generally, license plates remain with the vehicle they were issued to. Certain types of plates (personalized environmental, special recognition, or special interest) can be reassigned to another vehicle upon request by the owner and payment of appropriate fees.


Sure, you can remove the plates, but the buyer may not be appreciative as they will not be able to legally drive the vehicle home without those plates. If you are that concerned, then go in to the dmv with the seller and do the transfer.


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mleekamp wrote:



HOWEVER---I don't live in CA.



Wow - that says it all !!

HOWEVER---I *DO* live in Orange County, CA.

You didn't say gas or diesel. You (or the buyers) can have it smogged.
Theoretically, it's up to you. Take it to a test only station.

DMV - the buyers will pay sales tax and vehicle registration at the DMV. That is supposed to be within ten days.

Note: BE SURE you get the buyer's info (Name, address, etc.) to include on the notice of sale YOU will send to the DMV.

Blank forms available at any DMV and AAA (if you're a member).

I won't go into the "how to" part - for funds. Figure you already know that, and advice from folks from other states should apply.
(I would do same - the transfer of funds - at your bank).

Hope all goes well with your transaction!

On edit: *If* the buyer is taking the RV out of CA, there is no need to have a smog check or visit the DMV. Whatever is req'd by his home state would apply. Just make sure you notify the DMV of the sale with the new owner's non CA *residence* info. (so you are not obligated to have it smogged in CA and removed from the title).

BTW - poster in FL saying, "just call the DMV"....is hilarious, ROTFL

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* This post was edited 04/05/22 07:52pm by ol Bombero-JC *

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